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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #732 - אָרַח
1445) hr (רהה RHh) AC: Travel CO: Path AB: ?: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the h is a picture of wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "man outside". The responsibilities of the nomad outside of the tent include the feeding, watering and caring for the livestock. Livestock are healthier and more productive when on a routine, therefore the man follows a routine or "a prescribed path" each day when caring for his livestock. (eng: reek)
H) ehr (רההה RHhH) AC: ? CO: Millstone AB: ?: The ancient hand mill consisted of two round stones, called millstones, the top was turned on top of the other to grind the grain. This top stone always followed the same path on top of the other.
J) hfr (רוהה RWHh) AC: Refresh CO: Wind AB: ?: The Hebrew nomads were very familiar with the wind patterns as they would follow a prescribed path indicating the coming season. From this word comes the idea of breath as it is the wind of man which also follows a prescribed path of inhaling and exhaling.
V) hfr (רוהה RWHh) - I. Refresh:To be given a fresh wind. II. Smell:As carried on the wind. III. Spacious:To be wide with space. KJV (14): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pual, Participle) smell, touch, understanding, accept, refresh, large - Strongs: H7304 (רָוַח), H7306 (רוּחַ)
Nf) hfr (רוהה RWHh) - Wind: Also the wind of man or god, the breath. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (380): spirit, wind, breath, side, mind, blast, vain, air, anger, cool, courage, space, enlargement - Strongs: H7305 (רֶוַח), H7307 (רוּחַ)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָרַח to walk, to go, as a finite verb, once Job 34:8. (Ch. אֲרַח id. To this answers the Gr. ἔρχομαι, and softened forms of the same stock are הָלַךְ, הוּךְ.) Part. אֹרֵחַ a traveller, Judges 19:17; 2 Samuel 12:4; Jeremiah 14:8. Pl. Jeremiah 9:1. Fem. אֹרְחָה collect. (see Lehrgeb. 477) a company, or band of travellers, especially of merchants, a caravan, συνοδία, Genesis 37:25; Isaiah 21:13. See אֹרַח, אֹרְחָה.
II. אָרַח to decree, to appoint, i.q. חָקַק, whence אֲרֻחָה i.q. חוֹק a statute. To this answers the Arab. أَرَخَ to appoint a time, whence أَرْخَةُ appointed time, an era, an epoch; أَرَّخَ to date a letter; تَأْرِيخُ chronicle, annals. Perhaps it is kindred to the root עָרַךְ which see.
אָרַח (perhaps for אָרֵחַ “wandering”), [Arah], pr.n.m.
(1) Ezra 2:5; Nehemiah 7:10.
(2) 1 Chronicles 7:39.
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